Download E-books Romance on a Global Stage: Pen Pals, Virtual Ethnography, and "Mail Order" Marriages PDF

By Nicole Constable

Through the 12 months 2000 greater than 350 web firms have been plying the email-order marriage exchange, and the company of matching up regularly Western males with girls from Asia, jap Europe, and Latin the US had develop into an instance of globalization writ huge. This provocative paintings opens a window onto the complicated motivations and reports of the folk at the back of the stereotypes and misconceptions that experience exploded in addition to the perform of transnational courtship and marriage. Combining broad web ethnography and face-to-face fieldwork, Romance on an international level looks on the intimate realities of Filipinas, chinese language ladies, and U.S. males corresponding in hopes of discovering an appropriate marriage companion.

Through the studies of these engaged in pen good friend relationships—their tales of affection, romance, migration, and long-distance dating—this e-book conveys the richness and dignity of women's and men's offerings with no lowering those correspondents to calculating opportunists or naive romantics. responsive to the structural, cultural, and private components that urged men and women to hunt marriage companions in another country, Romance on a world level questions the dichotomies so often drawn among constitution and supplier, and among international and native degrees of study.

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Download E-books The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies) PDF

By Lindsey R. Swindall

Lindsey R. Swindall examines the old and political context of acclaimed African American actor Paul Robeson's 3 portrayals of Shakespeare's Othello within the uk and the U.S.. those performances happened in London in 1930, on Broadway in 1943, and in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1959. All 3 of the productions, while thought of jointly, supply an fascinating glimpse into Robeson's artistry in addition to his political activism.

The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello continues that Robeson's improvement right into a politically minded artist explicates the wider factor of the function of the African American artist in instances of challenge. Robeson (1898-1976) fervently believed that political engagement used to be an inherent part of the position of the artist in society, and his performances reveal this conviction.

In the 1930 creation, audiences and critics alike faced the query: should still a black actor play Othello in an differently all-white solid? within the 1943 creation on Broadway, Robeson consciously used the function as a sort for wondering theater segregation either onstage and within the seats. In 1959, after he had develop into renowned for his leftist perspectives and sympathies with Communism, his functionality in a massive Stratford-upon-Avon creation known as into query even if audiences may possibly settle for onstage an African American who held radical-and more and more unpopular-political perspectives. Swindall thoughtfully makes use of Robeson's Othello performances as a collective lens to research the actor and activist's political and highbrow development.

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Download E-books The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Latin America (Studies of the Americas) PDF

By David Lehmann

This ebook provides a difficult view of the adoption and co-option of multiculturalism in Latin the USA from six students with broad adventure of grassroots pursuits and highbrow debates. It increases critical questions of thought, technique, and interpretation for either social scientists and policymakers at the foundation of instances in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Multicultural regulations have enabled humans to get well the land in their ancestors, administer justice in line with their traditions, supply attractiveness as complete voters of the state, and advertise affirmative motion to allow them to take where in society that's theirs through correct. The message of this booklet is that whereas the multicultural reaction has performed a lot to elevate the symbolic reputation of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples nationally and the world over, its program demands a profound reappraisal in spheres reminiscent of land, gender, institutional layout, and equivalent possibilities. Written by way of students with long term and in-depth engagement in Latin the USA, the chapters convey that multicultural theories and regulations, which think racial and cultural limitations to be simple, put out of your mind the pervasive fact of racial and cultural mix and position over the top self assurance in identification politics.       

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Download E-books Tecumseh: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) PDF

By Amy H. Sturgis

One of crucial local American leaders in heritage, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh protested land cession, and used to be an enormous catalyst of the conflict of Tippecanoe. He harnessed the culture of yank Indian pan-tribal cohesion to turn into an important image of multi-national local American identification and resistance in North the US. This in-depth, obtainable therapy explores the lifetime of a key determine in local American battle-lore who figures prominently in U.S. historical past curricula.

Lively, narrative chapters discover the Shawnee tradition, Tecumseh's youth, the transformation of his brother, Tenskwatawa into The Prophet, his construction of a pan-tribal circulate, the struggle of 1812, and his legacy in historical past and well known culture.

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Download E-books Multiculturalism from the Margins: Non-Dominant Voices on Difference and Diversity PDF

So-called multiculturalists were lately distinctive by means of newshounds and students arguing that such apologists are the reason for modern cultural fragmentation, racism, neo-segregation, decreased criteria, and a radicalism that ignores the desires of mainstream the US. This ebook is an advent to a couple of the guidelines underlying the claims multiculturalists make for variety, inclusion, and complexity, and is among the first rejoinders minorities have offered to strive against the onslaught. Spanning the philosophical spectrum from distinction to efficient intercultural conversation, each one essay represents the precipitate made out of the writer's engagement with scholars, students, the public-at-large, and marginalized peoples. The reader won't locate in those pages a decision for chaos, civil warfare, or racism. None of what's the following espoused can responsibly be characterised as unpatriotic or misanthropic. Radical? convinced. Subversive? certain. but in addition expansive, sympathetic, not easy, and inspiring. This e-book isn't for the faint of middle. Readers searching for a difficult research that may offer counsel on adjudicating the claims of multiculturalists and monoculturalists will locate it during this book.

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Download E-books Friendship, Love, and Hip Hop: An Ethnography of African American Men in Psychiatric Custody (Culture, Mind, and Society) PDF

By Katie Rose Hejtmanek

Friendship, Love, and Hip Hop investigates how younger Black males dwell and alter within a psychological establishment in modern the USA. whereas the formative years in Hejtmanek's examine face the tension of institutionalized lifestyles, in addition they productively maneuver via what the writer analyzes because the 'give' - friendship, love, and hip hop - within the procedure.

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Download E-books Mental Health Care for Urban Indians: Clinical Insights From Native Practitioners PDF

By Tawa M. Witko

Mental well-being take care of city Indians: Cultural Insights From local Practitioners is the 1st scientific publication written by way of American Indian students operating in Indian groups. This groundbreaking quantity presents the reader with a easy realizing of the ancient effect of colonization, the consequent result of city migration and boarding faculties, and the results that those occasions have had at the local group. those lingering results contain a scarcity of cultural identification, a lack of culture, and a feeling of isolation that ends up in violence, alcoholism, and often-risky behaviors.

Chapter authors recognize this background whereas constructing culturally delicate perform ideas that contain conventional therapeutic methods.

This should be a useful source for psychologists with local clients.

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Download E-books States Of Exception: Everyday Life and Postcolonial Identity PDF

By Keya Ganguly

Postcolonial Studies/Cultural Studies

Explores the clash among capitalism and culture in an immigrant group.

A philosophical anthropology of daily event, this publication is usually a deeply proficient and thought-provoking mirrored image at the paintings of cultural critique. States of Exception appears to be like right into a neighborhood of immigrants from India dwelling in southern New Jersey-a crew to whom the writer, as a daughter of 2 of its contributors, loved exceptional entry.

Her place permits Keya Ganguly to method the tradition of a middle-class staff (albeit one who is marginalized via racial prejudice), whereas the group's really cozy and guarded variety of existence bargains strange perception into the concept that of the typical and the experience during which a possible average life might be understood as in problem: a kingdom of exception. therefore, Ganguly attracts at the paintings of the Frankfurt university, rather Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno, to discover the probabilities of a dialectical critique of the everyday-a nation of exception informing usual but crisis-ridden narratives of the self less than past due capitalism.

Keya Ganguly is assistant professor within the division of Cultural reviews and Comparative Literature on the collage of Minnesota, the place she teaches cultural stories, movie, postcolonialism, Marxism, and demanding concept. She is a coeditor of the magazine Cultural Critique (see web page 43).

Translation Inquiries: collage of Minnesota Press

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Download E-books Shinkansen: From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series) PDF

The photo of the shinkansen – or ‘bullet educate’ – passing Mount Fuji is without doubt one of the most famous photos of contemporary Japan. but, regardless of its foreign popularity for pace and punctuality, little is known approximately what makes it paintings so good and what its influence is.

This is a entire account of the heritage of the shinkansen, from its making plans through the Pacific struggle, to its release in 1964 and next improvement. It is going directly to study the explanations at the back of the bullet train’s good fortune, and demonstrates the way it went from being easily a high-speed rail community to reaching the prestige of iconic nationwide image. It considers the shinkansen’s dating with nationwide and neighborhood politics and monetary improvement, its monetary viability, the environmental demanding situations it needs to take care of, and the ways that it displays and affects vital points of jap society. It concludes via contemplating no matter if the bullet educate may be profitable in different international locations constructing high-speed railways. total, this booklet presents an intensive exam of the phenomenon of the shinkansen, and its courting with jap society.

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Download E-books The Political Economy of Development and Environment in Korea (Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia) PDF

By Jae-Yong Chung

This booklet seems at Korea's fiscal, social and spatial improvement techniques from the early Modernisation interval to the monetary hindrance of 1997. It makes a speciality of the political and ideological keep watch over of the country through the developmental period, in addition to the environmental difficulties of Korea, and examines how society and atmosphere were used as ability to realize speedy accumulation. offering an holistic method of Korean improvement, this name permits a complete view of Korea's monetary miracle in addition to its fresh difficulties.

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